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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Mianeye
Well, orange is for "eruption imminent" and red is for "right now." Right? So it makes sense they would back off since it looks like whatever Bardarbunga is going to do, it's not ready to do it yet ... assuming it does. It was just sort of clearing it's throat out yesterday.
An eruption started in Holuhraun north of Dyngjujökull at around 00:02. Seismic tremor was observed on all seismic stations and the web camera installed in the area by Mila has showed some nice pictures of the eruption. It is a small fissure eruption and at 02:40 AM the activity appears to have decreased.
The magma has now breached the surface and the volcanic eruption has been confirmed by scientists in the field. The low frequency tremors suggests the eruption is located outside the glacier. The blaze can be observed in Mila’s webcameras, two of which are trained on Vatnajökull glacier’s Bárðarbunga area. According to the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police the eruption is thought to be coming from a 3-400m long fissure with direction to NE-SW according to first reports.